Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians

“Marvelo, the monarch of all magicians – has thrown his darkly blazing eyes that gleam so hypnotically, his lean hands that move with such blinding speed, all of his concentrated force and will – into the eternal struggle between good and evil – fighting always for true justice!”

Below is a page from Big Shot Comics #1 (1940) which provided me the inspiration for this picture. If anyone can give me a reasonable explanation for his oafish yellow companion, Zee, I’d love to hear it.

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One thought on “Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians

  1. I think Zee was just fruit of an idea that was common in the American culture at the time, which was that white people are superior to other people. It was a retarded idea but it seems like non-white people had the job of being the diminutive side-kick to help enhance greatness of his hero. Seems like they were aloud to either be stupid, like Zee, or brave and noble (but not necessarily smart) like, Tonto. I don’t think it was propaganda campaign of some kind, I think that it had just become a kind of given.

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